Just an update, I bought a verizon USB720 on ebay (i won 3 actually). I took it apart after reading that someone did this to a novatel 720 which is basically the same thing.
2 screws and it's a mini PCI modem inside! Plugged into my mini 9 wwan slot, downloaded VZW access from verizon's website, called and gave then the esn, turned on the Mini and strated VZW access and voila! IT works!
Just posting this because i searched about 3 weeks to put this info together, and i guess there arent many verizon users with MINI 9's. Hopefully someone searching will see this and know that there is hope!!
I love this place!